The EJS Radioactive Decay Distribution Model simulates the decay of a radioactive sample using discrete random events. It displays the distribution of the number of events (radioactive decays) in a fixed time interval. If each event is assumed to occur independently and spontaneously with a constant probability, the resulting distribution if the Poisson distribution. You can change the initial number of nuclei, the decay constant and the time interval for the event distribution.
The Radioactive Decay Distribution model was created using the Easy Java Simulations (Ejs) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the ejs_ms_explicit_RadioactiveDecayDistribution.jar file will run the program if Java is installed. Ejs is a part of the Open Source Physics Project and is designed to make it easier to access, modify, and generate computer models. Additional Ejs models are available. They can be found by searching ComPADRE for Open Source Physics, OSP, or Ejs.
Please note that this resource requires
at least version 1.5 of
Radioactive Decay Distribution Model Source
The source code zip archive contains an XML representation of the Radioactive Decay Distribution Model. Unzip this archive in your EJS workspace to compile and run this model using EJS. download 17kb .zip
Published: January 23, 2009
Christian, W. (2009). Radioactive Decay Distribution Model (Version 1.0) [Computer software]. Retrieved August 25, 2016, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=8489&DocID=949
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